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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Gagarin, Putin, Pugachev: Forbes named the most influential Russian century

Russian Forbes published the list of hundred most influential Russians of the last century. It includes not only policies that have dramatically affected the fate of the country, but also scientists, writers, athletes and artists.

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Make a list, it was decided in preparation for the centenary of the publication of the first issue of Forbes. The editors and experts chose Russian, which had “a huge impact on the economy, business, science, society and politics 1917 to 2017”.

The list is published in alphabetical order, and the results of the readers ‘ vote (in which each could choose ten nominees) Forbes, presented in the form of a rating, says RBC.

The top spot it took the world’s first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (he was voted 52% of the readers). He managed to get ahead of Joseph Stalin and the current President of Russia Vladimir Putin (both at 44% of the votes).

Followed by actor and author-executor of the songs of Vladimir Vysotsky, scientist, founder of practical Astronautics Sergei Korolev, the leader of the revolution, Vladimir Lenin, Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov, the inventor and designer Mikhail Kalashnikov, co-founder of Google Corporation (Google), Sergey Brin, Creator of the Soviet hydrogen bomb, Andrei Sakharov, and also the co-founder of Russian social network “Vkontakte” and the Creator of the messenger Telegram Pavel Durov.

In addition to the top 100 included the star dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, film Director Nikita Mikhalkov, hockey players Alexander Ovechkin and Vladislav Tretiak, singer Alla Pugacheva and ex-Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin. The youngest of the list is 23-year-old founder of the Ethereum cryptocurrency Vitalik Buterin.

In addition, Forbes magazine invited readers to participate in drawing up their own list of the most influential countrymen, and started voting on the website.


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